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rescuing people in hiding like this woman in an upstairs restaurant who took cover inside an air vent. american elaine dang was rushed to a local hospital. >> i just got out of surgery. i'm okay. i'm very grateful to be alive. >> reporter: you can still smell the smoke in the air but kenyan officials say the fire has been contained. they have spent a large part of the day clearing the mall, going through every square foot searching for additional hostages, terrorists and bodies, diane. >> linsey davis covering this story nonstop. thank you, linsey. so who is this terrorist group and what about the fact that some of its members have ties to america? abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross on the trail of al shabab tonight >> that's right. it stands for the youth in arabic and in less than a decade it's gone from a local somalia guerrilla group with an
unsurpassed ability to get ranks from america. to the dismay of local officials, the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul have produced more than 20 of the young recruits to al shabab. >> i think it certainly is surprising any time you find out middle america has become a hot bed for terrorist recruiting. >> reporter: officials say most of the twin cities' recruits come from neighborhoods where thousands of somali refugees were resettled in the 1990s and for many, prosecutors have charged more than a dozen young al shabab recruits with supporting terrorism including some recruited to go to somalia by a man working as a janitor at a minneapolis mosque. he's now convicted. >> the fact of the matter is that they leave with the intention of doing great violence. >> reporter: community leaders today deployed their he wases to target its young men. >> we call on muslim youth to shun and reject to brought into extremist groups like al shabab.
>> reporter: while there is no indication now that any of the americans were involved in the attack on the kenyan mall, the u.s. recruits including this one from minneapolis have been prominently featured in al shabab's propaganda videos. >> if you guys only knew how much fun we have over here, this is the real disneyland. come here and join us. >> reporter: of most concern now is that the group's leaders have plans to take orders from al qaeda and attack u.s. targets. >> it hasn't happened yet but they clearly intend to train people, somali americans and send them back to our country. >> reporter: which is why the fbi has been working so hard to track those young americans who have traveled to somalia. an effort that takes on an even greater urgency. >> you've been telling us there is no specific threat to shopping malls in america. but nearly every major mall does have a plan. abc's justice correspondent pierre thomas shows us how
police are already training for every possibility. >> reporter: active shooters, terrorists in a mall. the nightmare scenario for local police. in this training exercise in newport news, virginia, police respond to a shooter where 200 volunteers play the role of scared shoppers. the dead and the wounded. as you see here, police don't wait. they quickly go in, locate and confront the shooter. across the country, the police training for attacks on soft targets, malls, hotels, schools. run to the gunfire, engage. concerns here at home have en mounted since the devastating 2008 attack in mumbai, india, where terrorists overran hotels and shopping centers. captain robert ballistic is s.w.a.t. team commander for montgomery police in maryland. he says now even patrolmen will come to malls under attack ready for heavy-duty fighting.
>> we have several hundred officers on our department that have been trained in an m4 assault type rifle. semiautomatic. >> reporter: you go in hot and heavy. >> yes, we are. we know the terrorists are bringing this type of weaponry to the scene. >> reporter: if terrorists come they're coming to kill people. >> we recommend you flee immediately if you know they're coming up to you have to probably most likely either run to an another location or hide if that's your best avenue and lastly, if it gets to the point where these individuals are beginning to engage and are coming into your room you do need to fight. >> reporter: the kenyan scenario has yet to play out on the home front but police say they have to prepare as if it will. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. and also right back here at home, vice president biden was in colorado today. he got a firsthand look at the damage of the floods there and pledged ongoing federal support for the cleanup effort. the vice president's visit came
on a day when searchers found yet another body, the confirmed number of deaths there now standing at 8. and in medical news tonight big changes in the flu shot we get every year. this season for some people, the dose could be more powerful than before and scientists are reporting progress has been made on this annual ritual. maybe someday a thing of the past? abc's chief health and medical correspondent dr. richard besser with what you need to know. >> reporter: it's a new weapon in your fight to avoid flu. think of the flu vaccine as a medical crystal ball. doctors look at flu strains around the world trying to predict which one will hit here at home. usually it covers three strains of flu. but this year for the first time, it will cover four. the rest of the 140 million doses just cover three types of flu and for seniors, good news, a stronger vaccine, super dose,
four times more powerful aimed at those over 65. they're the ones in most danger from flu. and today, a new study. scientists may have found one part all flu viruses have in common, a first step towards a vaccine which would protect us from all flus. until then we need to use what we've got. >> so someday a flu for life. >> very exciting. >> in other words, that is exciting but what about today. what do you ask for. >> not all doctors and pharmacies will have all types of vaccines so you want to say do you have the type that protects against four strains of flu. if you're someone who gets a nasal spray, the good must is the nasal one contains all four strains. >> is it different costs. >> your co-pay may vary so before you get stuck ask so there's no surprises. i think the bottom line is whatever you do, make sure you get your vaccine and they're here earlier than ever. >> and there's lots of it. thank you so much. dr. richard besser. and another note tonight
about health. a message has gone out that anyone can get overwhelmed by stress and pressure and it must be taken seriously. we talk about it commonly as a nervous breakdown and now one of the most power phil women in the world has said she felt even she was drifting toward the edge. abc's cecilia vega on how to know when you've reached your limit. >> reporter: a surprising revelation from oprah winfrey. she says in an exclusive interview on "access hollywood" between filming "the butler" and running the own network she showed signs of a nervous breakdown. >> it was speeding and kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing i will tell you when i realized if i don't calm down i'm going to be in serious trouble. >> reporter: oprah was interviewing the maker of the film about joseph kony who described that namous episode when he ran naked through the streets. >> i think it's a nervous
breakdown. it's brief reactive psychosis because of the stress. >> reporter: oprah says she was never ready to run through the streets, but his symptoms touched a chord in her. this psychologist says although nervous breakdown is not a medical term it's used all the times to describe symptoms different for everyone from physical like an irregular heartbeat an insomnia to an overwhelming sense of anxiety. >> a nervous breakdown is not something to take lightly or something you can snap out of and done. >> reporter: the solutions, seek professional help. medication is not always the answer. eat, sleep and meditate. like oech, known for her love of meditation, sometimes the best way to beat the paralyzing feelings of stress is to slow down and take a deep breath. cecilia vega, abc news, los anles. >> and right ahead here, just two minute, a big cram down tonight. the reviews so many rely on from
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which doctors to visit. but according to regulators, a huge number of online reviews are complete phonies. >> do you feel any sense of guilt or anything? >> reporter: um, no, because i feel like they'll pay someone to write a review anyway so it might as well just be me. >> reporter: kathy is 17 years old and says she's written hundreds of glowing reviews for four buts a pop and markets herself in this online video. >> i will bright a positive review of your website or blog or anything else you like. >> reporter: how long does it take you to write a typical review? >> about three minutes. to write a review. >> reporter: as many as 30% of the reviews you see online are complete fakes from restaurants to hotels to toys. and new york's attorney general is fighting back. >> they were paying or just ordering their employees and their employees' friends and families to write phony reviews to inflate their profile.
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>> i think these things are toxic, especially for kids. u.s. just this thing, it's bad. and they don't look at people when they talk to them and they don't build empathy. >> reporter: this existential rant struck a major nerve, 4 million views sporting a smartphone backlash. 23 million people have watched charlene deguzman's new short film, "i forgot my phone," >> we're not staying in the moment anymore because we're looking at our phones and lots of special moments are passing us by. >> reporter: many have restricts. phone in a different room on weekends and ever heard of phone stack. leave it on the table during dinner. if you pick it up, you also go to pick up the check. i have a new game when i'm driving around los angeles i count how many people i spot on their cell phones. lady walking herdog. guy having lunch. guy at the bus stop. i stopped counting at 50. i'm not judging these people. i caught myself looking up soccer scores rather than
playing with my kids. but i don't even like stoeshg. >> you need to build an ability to be yourself and not be doing something. okay, i'm getting sad. got to get the phone and write "hi" to like 50 people. a good evening to all of you then somebody cool writes back and somebody not to cool writes back and [ bleep ], somebody better. >> reporter: the irony, most of us watched louis c.k. probably on our iphones. i did. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. and we thank you for watching. however you're watching and always there at abcnews.com. "nightline" later and see you tomorrow night. good night. nting problems.
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were looking at every new story in the world. literally, every one. and our trendy staff picked out the top five you should know. here they are. >> at number one, your emmy cheat sheet. >> that's right, matt, our list of any moment you can drop into a conversation even if you didn't watch. >> first off, how about all that dead talk. spreading memorial tributes throughout the show, dancing the party move just a bit, you might say. just ask modern family executive producer steve lef tan who won for outstanding comedy series. >> this may be the saddest of all time, but we con be happier. >> neksts up, drop in the c conversati, seinfeld's elaine, she got an assist from children. >> my children are here this evening. i love them so much. >> next, who is the "big bang theory" geek al will television academy?
yep, won his emmy last night. best moment by far, intervention attempt on emmy host neil patrick harrison. >> ehd. >> excessive hosting disorder. >> ryan seacrest. >> now you can talk with the best of them. >> say my name. >> at number two. >> you know how the new iphone fingerprint scabbnner is suppos to help with secure snit yeah, a hacker got past security by taking a photograph from a fingerprint on a glass service and used it to get on the iphone. creating a high resolution picture. so much for fool-proof pass word. at number three -- >> to flush or not to flush. that is the question. >> and the answer is, do not flush premoistened wipes even
though they are advertised as flushable. districts across the country have a messy problem. cleaning out clogged pipes and pumps, full of the so-called flushable wipes that do not break down. >> i have a clog? >> excuse me? >> clog in the pipes. >> the wipes industry is a $6 billion a year business. cities in wisconsin, maryland and alaska all start proed grams in an effort to keep the wipes out of pipes. at number four, a town down the street with great reviews, a yogurt shot with boysen berry getting comment. don't believe everything you hear on-line. >> where did you hear that? >> internet. >> and you believed it? >> yeah. they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true. >> many times those were written by the business owners themselves or third party hired by the business owners. new york state has had enough. putting the kie bosch on 19 companies who were the state's worst offenders.
a crack down on businesses that leaves positive reviews for themselves on sites like yelp, google and yahoo! >> you mean everything on the internet isn't true? >> my date, i met him on the internet. he is a french model. >> bonjour. >> cats are emotional eaters too. >> my life has been saved by the miracle of lasagna. >> have a fat cat or pudgy pop? they may be that way because like us, they are stressed out. >> if i'm not back in an hou se a cream pie after me. >> other signs of pet emotional eating, they are tired or bored. >> female dogs are more susceptible it emotional eating than male dogs. >> now you're caught up and clued in on the top of the "the list." christian bale's batman and the man of iron is steeling his way